Jewish Home Lifecare has Dementia Special Care Units in our Bronx, Manhattan and Westchester skilled nursing care facilities. These units that are specially equipped and have specially trained staff to create a safe, supportive and nurturing environment for elders suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other cognitive impairments.
Jewish Home Lifecare is an established leader in creating specialized Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia communities. There are dementia communities within our residential skilled nursing homes at our Bronx, Manhattan and Westchester campuses.
The foundation for Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia care at Jewish Home Lifecare is the Norma and Joseph Saul Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia Special Care Unit in the Bronx. The center has been nationally acclaimed for its unique approach to caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.
Dementia special care communities are based on the concept that environment is perhaps the most significant factor affecting the daily lives of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.
The dementia community provides space that is:
It offers familiar frames of reference, reduces confusion and permits the freedom to move about in a safe, unrestricted space.
Within each community, staff create programs designed to:
Communities offer group therapy sessions to promote wellness and decrease behavioral disturbances in Alzheimer’s and demetia patients. Music, visual imagery, exercise and other techniques stimulate senses and foster a positive sense of empowerment for residents.
Arts and alternative therapies such as: yoga, tai-chi, aroma therapy, music, art and drama therapy are used extensively in a holistic approach to caring for Alzheimer’s patients and elders suffering from dementia.
Staff, family members and caregivers are invited to take part in programs offered in the Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia Special Care communities.
For further information regarding these special care residences please contact:
120 West 106th Street
New York, New York 10025
100 West Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, New York 10468
845 Palmer Avenue
Mamaroneck, New York 1543